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Old 01-27-2014, 03:26 PM   #36
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Yes. Auto 2.73 gears.
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Yes. Auto 2.73 gears.
Get the tuner first. Then get 4.10 gears. (unless you drive 110 mph a lot) cruising at 75-80 with 4.10's is fine. Before Overdrive became standard 2.73's were necessary. Thats why old schoolers think 4.10's are too much gear. Most people now-a-days go for the 0-60 torque.
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I hate to say but if you drive I-65 from the north to the south at the locals normal speed, even 3.55 gears will drop your MPG. If you don't do road trips tall gears are fine around the town with little loss maybe ~1.5 or so. You drive 300, 5000, 800, 1200 mile trips your mistaken that your MPG wont be effected.

Sorry but myself and a few others have documented our MPG loss from road trips. I knew that already as my Truck that pulls my trailers has a 3.73 gear on the V8 to get that trailer on the on ramp now. When in 25-30 mph head winds coming from the south in 105 degrees in the drive from Kansas city to Wichita I-35 that truck gets about 6.5mph

My 3.7 V6 3.55 gear gets 22-24 avg in very spirited driving on I-65 southbound and down. I used to get 28-29 on the 2.73. But I don't miss that at all, I like the torque addition it has for the car. Made it "wake up".
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I hate to say but if you drive I-65 from the north to the south at the locals normal speed, even 3.55 gears will drop your MPG. If you don't do road trips tall gears are fine around the town with little loss maybe ~1.5 or so. You drive 300, 5000, 800, 1200 mile trips your mistaken that your MPG wont be effected.

Sorry but myself and a few others have documented our MPG loss from road trips. I knew that already as my Truck that pulls my trailers has a 3.73 gear on the V8 to get that trailer on the on ramp now. When in 25-30 mph head winds coming from the south in 105 degrees in the drive from Kansas city to Wichita I-35 that truck gets about 6.5mph

My 3.7 V6 3.55 gear gets 22-24 avg in very spirited driving on I-65 southbound and down. I used to get 28-29 on the 2.73. But I don't miss that at all, I like the torque addition it has for the car. Made it "wake up".
I have to agree, when your cruising on the highway at 65 your gonna turn more rpms with 410s compared to 2.73 or anything less than 410s for that matter. But these 273s really don't belong in a mustang IMO. I can't wait to get rid of mine next month!!!
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I hate to say but if you drive I-65 from the north to the south at the locals normal speed, even 3.55 gears will drop your MPG. If you don't do road trips tall gears are fine around the town with little loss maybe ~1.5 or so. You drive 300, 5000, 800, 1200 mile trips your mistaken that your MPG wont be effected.

Sorry but myself and a few others have documented our MPG loss from road trips. I knew that already as my Truck that pulls my trailers has a 3.73 gear on the V8 to get that trailer on the on ramp now. When in 25-30 mph head winds coming from the south in 105 degrees in the drive from Kansas city to Wichita I-35 that truck gets about 6.5mph

My 3.7 V6 3.55 gear gets 22-24 avg in very spirited driving on I-65 southbound and down. I used to get 28-29 on the 2.73. But I don't miss that at all, I like the torque addition it has for the car. Made it "wake up".
My pockets don't lie. I drive A LOT. After I went from 3.27's to 4.10's (my brother insisred) I changed my driving habits. In regular traffic, I barely have to touch my pedal. My car basically "idles" everywhere. But that's just me. I would assume everyone who changes there gears would adjust they're driving habits the same. In real life, despite that mathmatical theories.
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Of course if you're constantly on the pedal, you're gonna suck down some gassSSS
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My pockets don't lie. I drive A LOT. After I went from 3.27's to 4.10's (my brother insisred) I changed my driving habits. In regular traffic, I barely have to touch my pedal. My car basically "idles" everywhere. But that's just me. I would assume everyone who changes there gears would adjust they're driving habits the same. In real life, despite that mathmatical theories.
I think he is referring to highway driving where mpg will suffer with 410s compared to 273s doesn't matter how you change your driving habits, the motor just turns more rpms with long highway driving with 410s compared to 2.73s. From what I've read from others that have gone 410s say city driving and traffic is virtually the same as their 273s, of coarse driving habits would play a part in mpgs.
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I have to agree, when your cruising on the highway at 65 your gonna turn more rpms with 410s compared to 2.73 or anything less than 410s for that matter. But these 273s really don't belong in a mustang IMO. I can't wait to get rid of mine next month!!!
Hi FastFord, just an FYI; I said I-65 southbound and down, not 65mph.
Big differance, if your doing 65 on I-65 you could get hit in the rear when the pack gets closed up an close
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Hi FastFord, just an FYI; I said I-65 southbound and down, not 65mph
Big differance, if your doing 65 on I-65 you could get hit in the rear when the pack gets closed up an close.
Lol, I see. How fast do people travel on it?
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My pockets don't lie. I drive A LOT. After I went from 3.27's to 4.10's (my brother insisred) I changed my driving habits. In regular traffic, I barely have to touch my pedal. My car basically "idles" everywhere. But that's just me. I would assume everyone who changes there gears would adjust they're driving habits the same. In real life, despite that mathmatical theories.
How many road trips have you taken ?
I'm not talking city drivin' here, never left for a weekend getaway? How about a week long 'Vagabond Traveler where ever I end up going for a few 1000 miles?

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Lol, I see. How fast do people travel on it?
many places the posted limit is 70 and 75....so...
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If I were ONLY using my car for long distance trips I would get one of $60 chips, put 215/95r17's all around with a PERFECT alignment and never have an ounce of fun. And I'd keep the 2.73's. And keep the 6 stock cats and factory mufflers.. LOL... (and I'd never ask to drive anyone home from the clubs)

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But after marriage, 3 kids, 2 grandkids, dont be suprised if you see my billboard on the highway
"I hate you 4.10's!!" LOL

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many places the posted limit is 70 and 75....so...
Wow! Up here in Canada the fastest posted speed limits are 100km. At 75 with 410s mpgs will suffer quite a bit compared to the OEM 273s! I plan on going 373s (manual)when my car is out of storage but I don't do all that much highway, but I'm still expecting some mpg loss.....but the fun factor is worth it Imo! Lol
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Wow! Up here in Canada the fastest posted speed limits are 100km. At 75 with 410s mpgs will suffer quite a bit compared to the OEM 273s! I plan on going 373s (manual)when my car is out of storage but I don't do all that much highway, but I'm still expecting some mpg loss.....but the fun factor is worth it Imo! Lol
I only stay on the highway. I am disabled and have no job. I survive. And 4.10's in my auto put that smile on my face
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I only stay on the highway. I am disabled and have no job. I survive. And 4.10's in my auto put that smile on my face
I hate my 273s!!!!! I wanted to go 410s but many people say its too much for the manuals but great in the autos, so it will b 373s 4 me! Lol
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If I were ONLY using my car for long distance trips I would get one of $60 chips, put 215/95r17's all around with a PERFECT alignment and never have an ounce of fun. And I'd keep the 2.73's. And keep the 6 stock cats and factory mufflers.. LOL... (and I'd never ask to drive anyone home from the clubs)
I drive my car everyday to work (3 seasons only) , go to car meets in the better 3 seasons, drive weekend trips almost every week. Take week long 'Vagabond trips on vacation or even business travel. I don't go to clubs and drive strangers home anymore

No way I want to go back to 2.73s and stock muffs; but the 3.55 is right in the sweet spot. 3.73 or 4.10 is too much for that type of work out. Yes if I was back at your age and no trips (due to I did not have money for trips back then) I would also go up higher in the gears for the rocket seat effects, don't get me wrong, old Mopar 4.56 gear really rocked.

No 6 cats for me, and my V6 sounds better than most stock GTs and I get GT owners asking how to make their car sound like mine at the grass lot car meets. I think your missing all my points here totally.

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Maybe. I am a grandpop though. Lol

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I think 3.55 is the best option. I'm hoping to get a quite soon from Brondes Ford. I should check out your Stang to see the difference vs the 2.73.

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...I should check out your Stang to see the difference vs the 2.73. Rick
Hi Rick, once the weather breaks with dry roads and no moisture; I can get the horse out of the stable and take you for a run.
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If it was me, I would get 4.10 gears then the chip.I've had 4.10 and I have 3.73 now, all manual cars. I want to upgrade to the 4.10. I like the acceleration from the 4.10 a LOT better!!
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Yes. This -9 temp is nuts!
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But after marriage, 3 kids, 2 grandkids, dont be suprised if you see my billboard on the highway
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Folks your forgetting this thread started in the 2011+ 305hp V6 threads. suggesting 4.10 gears for this car and nothing to worry about is forgetting the OPs questions.

Now that they are moving V6 and V8 threads together this is becoming an issue on these suggestions. While a 4.10 on 96 GT might not affect milage so much it will effect a 2011V6's.

Now go off and make all the joke you want about V6s, but this is about the OPs question not what's best for a Fox or SN95 GT.

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Folks your forgetting this thread started in the 2011+ 305hp V6 threads. suggesting 4.10 gears for this car and nothing to worry about is forgetting the OPs questions.

Now that they are moving V6 and V8 threads together this is becoming an issue on these suggestions. While a 4.10 on 96 GT might not affect milage so much it will effect a 2011V6's.

Now go off and make all the joke you want about V6s, but this is about the OPs question not what's best for a Fox or SN95 GT.

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Thank M.E. we're all on the same page at least. Not like Vette owners vs. Mustang owners.. LOL... Power of free will enables us to perform any mods that our Mustang Hearts Desire.. Getting steeper gears is always better no matter what I wouldn't mind owning a 4, 6 or 8 cylinder Stang. It's still American Muscle any way you slice it for all ages
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Art,

I agree. I think discussions pertaining to a certain yr/engine should stay in the original forum. The Mustang family will always be one and I respect all and every yr mustangs but if I've got a certain issue or want feedback on how my 2013 reacts to a tune, gears, etc then the thread should stay in the 2011-2014 3.7 v6 section. Just my opinion.
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Lol... I hate when I overlook the details.. I will think about that next time. M.E. is making me smarter!

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Thanks for the advice you gave regarding the gears. I do appreciate any advice given.

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Lol... I hate when I overlook the details.. I will think about that next time. M.E. is making me smarter!

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